Bell’s palsy (facial palsy) is characterized by facial drooping on the affected half, due to malfunction of the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve), which controls the muscles of the face. Named after Scottish anatomist Charles Bell, who first described it, Bell’s palsy is the most common acute mononeuropathy (disease involving only one nerve), and is the most common cause of acute facial nerve paralysis. The paralysis is of the infranuclear/lower motor neuron type. Bell’s palsy affects about 40,000 people in the United States every year. It affects approximately 1 person in 65 during a lifetime. Until recently, its cause was unknown in most cases, but it has now been related to both Lyme disease and Herpes simplex.
Here is a treatment for fast relief of symptoms.
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Eat garlic with olive oil (mash the garlic and mix it with the olive oil).
Use multivitamin complex with B vitamins (B1,B2,B6,B12).
Try to avoid milk.
Do a deep massage to the face.
Avoid exposure to the wind.
Exercise the facial muscles daily (smile, lift your eyebrow,try to whistle, close your eyes etc.).
Smile and pull infected side of face up to a normal smile and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat.
Put a heating pad on low and put it on infected side of face. Hold for 3 minutes then rest it for 3 min. Repeat.
Drink plenty of water.
Try acupuncture treatment (start with twice a week).